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II VI Chapter 14 Lecture Outline Part 2 Family Transitions Families like individuals undergo development Most families in the US have traditionally had a fairly predictable history Family Life Cycle the sequential changes and realignments that occur in the structure and relationships of family life between the time of marriage and the death of one or both spouses Pregnancy First Pregnancy 0 Signals that a couple is entering the family cycle bringing about new role requirements Compels a woman to re ect on her longterm life plans 0 As they relate to marriage and career Developmental Tasks for Women Accept the pregnancy Differentiate from fetus Reevaluate relationship with mother Come to terms with dependency Transition to Parenthood Shift from twoperson to threeperson system can cause a quotcrisisquot in the relationship Decline in overall quality of couple39s life Couples with most problems most unrealistic expectations of parenthood Problems with division of labor Children can stabilize marriages Separation and Divorce Onethird of married couples will divorce within 10 years About half of longerterm marriages end in divorce Women major decline in standard of living Men experience increase in standard of living Most suffer negative effects Increased risk of mental health issues 0 Depression 0 Alcoholism 0 Weight loss gain 0 Sleep disorders Wellbeing of Children and Young Adults From Divorced Families Level of life satisfaction depends on level of con ict in remarried or singleparent household Higher incidence of child abuse and homicide is found in remarried families for children under age 3 Extended family and social networks provide support Children of divorcees have an increase risk for divorce Children have a decreased capacity for intimacy in future relationships VII Single Mothers Increase of households headed by single mothers Lower incomes and lower levels of social support leads to more stress and depression Lower sense of O Selfesteem 0 Effectiveness O Optimism Higher levels of social isolation VIII Single Fathers In 2009 there were more than 21 million fatherchild families Most fathers are successful Fathers make more money have more job exibility IX Work Due to cost of living Americans are working longer to achieve the equivalent of the same standard of living from years ago College provides better opportunities Number of nontraditional students in colleges has increased by over 70 in the last 25 years X Significance of Work Reasons for work 0 Selfinterest not just wealth Provide life satisfaction Structures time Context for relationships Escape from boredom Sense of identity and selfworth OOOOO XI Family and Work 90 of all women work for pay at some point in their lives today Economic necessity Selffulfillment quotPrice of admission to independencequot Role Con ict women experience pressures within one role that are incompatible with the pressures from another role Role Overload too many role demands and too little time to fulfill them Women who encounter these role strains are more likely to experience 0 Diminished sense of wellbeing O Decrease in work and marital satisfaction 0 Possible mental health issues XII Differing Work Experiences for Men and Women Gilligan women tend to recover in adulthood the positive sense of self that Western society pressured them to compromise in adolescence Tannen Western nations socialize men and women differently in the workplace 0 Men are more dominant and women are more collaborative Research shows that women and men are more similar than different
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